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playing a prominent role in the upcoming election, the transition to renewable energy. it is a move that does have broad political support, but the price tag is controversial. >> angela merkel's environment minister says he wants to free the levy that is paid by consumers to fun that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure -- to fund that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure. >> electronic -- electricity prices are rising. with an election looming, the environment mr. is -- minister is putting on the brakes. subsequent rises would also be limited. >>> i do not think it is right that consumers and small and medium-sized businesses carry all the risk of electricity price rises as a result of the move towards renewables. >> industries that use a lot of electricity also face changes. until now, they were exempted from the clean energy surcharge. under the proposals, they will pnow have to pay their share. chancellor merkel's deputy has given his backing to the plans. >> i believe it is right not to proceed in small steps. we need a big, bold move, and a fundamental re
is heading to one of the numerous parties if they have enough energy, and tomorrow, we will continue the discussion over the role of the central bank's -- banks now and in future among others, such as the head of the european central bank, mario draghi. >> to our parliamentary study is in berlin for our political correspondent. is it not surprising how similar the speeches were, both calling for improvements as far as competitiveness goes? >> it is ironic, isn't it? in the key demands, more efficiency, or competitiveness -- in fact, he is echoing what many northern europeans also feel, notably germany, the netherlands, the scandinavian countries. they all want this kind of reforms -- more efficiency, more competitiveness. the difficulty is that only yesterday, he linked those to an exit threat. that was extremely dangerous for him because his own business community sees that as a threat to investment, the insecurity that that means for the business community in britain, and it also means, of course, that he alienates with all sorts of threats -- he alienates his natural allies in eur
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